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Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams (arr. Michael Brown)

Subtitle: From 'Despicable Me 2'

General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 2:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $55.00   |   Score Only - $5.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Electric Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bells
  • Conga, high
  • Drumset
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Rarely does the title of a song so accurately describe the actual music! Pharrell Williams' megahit was recorded for the movie Despicable Me 2 but has taken on a life of its own on the internet and pop charts. Just hearing this tune makes you feel good!

- Program Note from publisher

Happy was written, produced and sung by Pharrell Williams in the 2013 film Despicable Me 2 and became a nominee for the 2013 Academy Award for Best Original Song. The Pharrell Williams single release of Happy peaked at number one in 24 countries, and has had world-wide sales of over 10 million copies. Kara Kazantsev won the 2015 Miss America title after tapping out the rhythm of Happy on the floor with a paper cup.

- Program Note by San Luis Obispo County (Calif.) Band


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Lexington (Mass.) Bicentennial Concert Band (Justin Aramati, conductor) – 14 May 2017
  • Orcas Island (Washington) Community Band (Jim Shaffer-Bauck, conductor) - 4 June 2016
  • San Luis Obispo County (Calif.) Band (Brynn Albanese, conductor) - 16 November 2014
  • [Valley Stream (N.Y.) Community Band (Todd Holly, conductor) - 2014

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Happy (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Thorp) (2013/2014)

All Wind Works

  • Happy (arr. Brown) (2013)
  • Happy (arr. Bernaerts) (2014)
  • Happy (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Thorp) (2013/2014)
  • Happy (arr. Sackett) (2014)


None discovered thus far.